Plattsmouth Newsletter-- January 12, 2011







is giving away free residential radon gas testing kits to residents of Sarpy and Cass counties.
Kits are available at the Health Department at 701 Olson Drive, Papillion
. For more information, call 339-4334

Meeting  Thursday (1/13) @ 7:30pm.
  A special meeting called by Worthy President to discuss proposed renovation projects.
Vote to follow discussion.
Plattsmouth Community Center

(1/10 through 1/16)
Monday 4:30pm to 6:30pm- "Healthy Back and Spine Scan" by Dr. Julie Howard of LifeArts-Howard Chiropractic
Tuesday 9am to noon and 6:30pm to 8:30pm- Free spa table massage by Diane Pogreba
Wednesday 9:30am to noon- Harvest Valley Meats tasting;
also on Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm- free fitness evaluations,
"Healthy Menu" by River House restaurant, more meats tasting
Thursday 8:30am to 10:45am & 5pm to 7:30pm- free microdermabrasion on the hands by Vicki Criswell
Friday 8:45am to 11am- salon hair product samples and information by Tina Peeters; Friday 9am- launch of BodyCombat;
Friday-5:30pm- launch of Sh'Bam; Friday 5:30pm to 9pm- Chili Contest
Saturday 9:15am- launch of RPM; 10:20am- launch of BodyPump
No joining fee Friday (1/14) through Sunday (1/16).

The Cass County Veterans' Service Office is offering hunting and fishing licenses that can be purchased at
The reduced rate of $5 is for veterans who are 64 or older.
If the veteran is 50% service connected or higher, the fee is waived. Payment can be made with check or credit card.
From Farms to Families

A program designed to empower women in agriculture
with a better understanding of the issues that affect profitability!

Session 1: Wednesday, February 9 at 6:30 pm

By attending you will:
Recognize the effects of personality types on business
Know more about crop insurance
Understand why and how to develop an estate plan
Become a better advocate for agriculture

Session 2: Tuesday, February 22 at 6:30 pm

By attending you will:
Know more about agricultural land leasing
Become more comfortable with computer technology
Be introduced to new value added beef cuts
Understand more about family relationships in dynamics

Location: UNL Agricultural Research & Development Center
August N. Christenson Building

(1071 County Road G, Ithaca,  NE)

Cost: $25 per session or $45 for both sessions

Price includes all materials and a light supper.
Registration Deadline: February 2 (for Session 1) & February 15 (for Session 2)

To register contact:
UNL Extension - Saunders County
(402) 624-8030

January Recycle Trailer Schedule for Cass County



is in critical need of children's coat donations -- Leave them at Pamida, Bomgaars, the First Presbyterian Church, the First United Methodist Church or the First Lutheran Church in Plattsmouth.


The Plattsmouth Early Childhood Center, 902 Main Street, is now accepting donations of gently used and new coats in any size.

The first Friday of every month,

the Plattsmouth Community Center has a dance and mini-lesson. The event is from 6:30 to 8:30.  It is free to members and cost $5 for non-member.  We play a variety of music and the dance is primarily for ballroom, Latin and swing dancing.



at the Plattsmouth VFW, in the back room  every Monday and Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm.
Cost is $5 per class.
Come join the fun!

The Lofte

Manley, NE [January 5, 2011]- The Lofte Community Theatre near Manley will hold auditions for “Leaving Iowa” on January 31 and February 1 at 7pm.  The production requires three men and three women.  Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.  The production will be directed by Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water.

“Leaving Iowa” is the story of Don Browning, a middle-aged writer who decides it is finally time to take his father’s ashes to his childhood home.  But when Don discovers that Grandma’s house is now a grocery store, he begins traveling across Iowa searching for a proper resting place for his father.  The father-and-son road trip shifts smoothly from the present to Don’s memories of the annual tortuous vacations of his childhood.


The production will serve as the Lofte’s entry in the upcoming Nebraska Association of Community Theaters competition March 18-20.  It will also be the 2011 season opener for the Lofte with performance dates on May 28, 29, June 3-5 and 9-12.


Those with questions in regards to the production should contact Lofte Artistic Director Kevin Colbert at (402) 234-2553.

Greenblatt & Seay Performance Schedule and Workshops


Registration is now open for the 2011 Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in Avoca, Nebraska.  Deborah Greenblatt, championship fiddler, author of many fiddle collections, will help the campers get in touch with their inner fiddler.  The course of study during the Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps will be designed specifically for the individual campers who sign up.

Fiddle Camp for Beginners is Monday, June 13 - Friday, June 17.  This 5 day camp includes some of the basics and fun of fiddling, such as performing in public, practice techniques, reading music, playing y ear, and jamming.  Fiddling styles include bluegrass, Cajun, Irish, Klezmer, old-time, and newly composed tunes by the campers.  Movement and singing are included in the experience.

Fiddle Camp for Intermediate/Advanced Fiddlers is Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15.  Campers will discuss picking tunes for contests, performing in public, practice techniques, reading music, playing by ear, playing for dancers, back-up fiddling, arranging twin fiddle pieces , and jamming.  Many fiddling styles will be represented, including original compositions by the campers.  Campers can sign up for all 5 days, or just 2 days, or just one day of Intermediate camp.

Monday & Tuesday is for reading fiddlers/violinists who want to read more tunes. This mini-camp is perfect for fiddlers who want to improve their music reading skills, and for classically trained violinists, violists, and cellists who are interested in various fiddling styles. Using sheet music in standard notation, these campers will get to improve their sight reading, and experience the fun of playing fiddle tunes at the same time! Fiddling styles included in the sessions will be tailored to the interest of the campers who register.
Wednesday & Thursday is for fiddlers/violinists who want to learn tunes by ear. This mini-camp is designed to jump-start your ability to pick up tunes quickly by ear, and to make them stick! Tunes used will reflect various styles, meters, tempos, and difficulty levels.
Friday is for fiddlers who “just wanna have fun”. This mini camp includes jamming, modulating, singing, dancing, experimenting, sharing, improvising, and playing fiddle related instruments.

Each day is scheduled from 9 AM - 1 PM.  Registration is available on line at

For more information, contact Deborah Greenblatt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Precise Ice

Learn to Skate

at Mahoney State Park

An official U.S.F.S.A. program for ages 4+

Taught by Professional Skater’s Association Coaches

Program designed for pre - figure skating

And pre – hockey for beginner to advance levels


Session 1

Session 2

January 8, 15, 22, 2011

January 29, 2011

February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011

March 5, 2011

Cost: *$57.00

Cost: *$57.00



are available for FREE for individuals with no insurance or whose prescriptions are not covered by their insurance.  Call the Sarpy/Cass Dept. of Health & Wellness at 339-4334 ext. 207 or toll-free 800-645-0134 ext. 207.

The Plattsmouth Animal Shelter

finished the last challenge in the top 20 in Nebraska - thanks to all of you who continued to vote everyday. The animals at the shelter need all of us to make them #1. We are the only shelter in Cass County so PLEASE be proud of us and vote and encourage everyone you know to vote EVERYDAY.

The easy to follow instructions are listed below - OUR SHELTER ANIMALS NEED YOUR HELP TO WIN!            THANK YOU!


Go to and click on the button on the right "Click Here To Give - It's Free" - at this point you are giving free food to animals at many shelters.
Now you'll get a message "Thank you your click has been counted!"
In the middle of the screen you'll see - "Ready for the Holiday Shelter Challenge?"
Click on the line that says "Vote Every Day After You Click"
The first time you vote you will need to enter all the information -
Shelter name: Plattsmouth Animal Shelter
Country: USA
State: Nebraska
City: Plattsmouth
Click on "search"
It will locate the shelter and display the name and location - when it does click "VOTE"
One more step ...... Confirm your vote (name the animal) and you're done.
After you do this the first time, you can save it in your favorites (it will retain all the shelter info) and the voting is much quicker the next time!
IMPORTANT: Please remember to vote every day and help us gain on the leaders - thanks!

Ready for the NEXT Shelter+ Challenge?

The Animal Rescue Site and are very excited to announce that the next Animal Rescue Site Shelter+ Challenge - together with

So stay tuned for more details, stay involved, and keep clicking to help rescued animals. Remember, in the midst of the excitement, that we are all trying to accomplish the same thing: a brighter future for animals in need everywhere. Working together, we will succeed!



Quote of the week:

Curiosity empowers; be more interested than afraid.

--  Patricia Alexander


We moved to the Appalachian mountains when our younger daughter was less than a year old.  So she spent her preschool years hiking up and down mountains with us.  When she was small I would carry her, but when she was around two years old, I decided that it was time for her to hike.  So she did for a while…

…until she would get tired.  “Help me, Daddy,” she’d say with her arms outstretched.  At first, I always picked her up and carried her for a while.  But as she got older, I started telling her, “Just keep walking for a little while longer, honey, and you’ll feel better in a few minutes.”  So she would and in a few minutes she’d say, “I feel better, Daddy.”

Our daughter wanted to quit, but persevered long enough to get her second wind.  If you want to keep your New Year’s resolution, you’ve got to stick to it when you feel like quitting.  Sure, you’ll get tired, maybe even worn out, but to reach your goals, discover a positive partner, develop a winning attitude, celebrate each success, and persevere in the New Year as you make a positive life!


I hope you enjoyed this week's newsletter.  Please feel free to email me any thoughts, ideas, pictures or any information you would like to see included in future newsletters.  Please get the information to me no later than Monday morning @ 8 a.m. to be included in the following Wednesday edition.

Thank you for your support and be well.

Vicki Moses  Smile

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